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Daniel Shum

Associate
+852.2230.3558
Fax +852.2230.3500

Daniel Shum is a disputes lawyer based in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Daniel practises general and civil litigation with particular skills in complex commercial cases, shareholders’ disputes, directors’ duties and minority shareholders’ rights, regulatory investigations pursued by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), insolvency disputes and construction disputes. Daniel regularly acts for listed companies, directors of listed companies, substantial shareholders of listed companies, major creditors and liquidators.

After completing his studies, Daniel joined the Hong Kong Department of Justice as a trainee solicitor in where he gained experience in a wide range of legal practice, including civil litigation and criminal litigation where he conducted criminal trials as a prosecutor in the Magistrates’ Court and assisting to provide legal advices to various government departments.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • The Law Society of Hong Kong Pro Bono Services - Silver Award (2012-2014)
  • Accredited Mediator, Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited, 2011
  • Acting for a Malaysia company against a substantial shareholder of a Hong Kong listed company in an arbitration action under Ad Hoc rules in the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre for a claim involving a sum over HK$700 million.
  • Acting for a contractor in a construction dispute, in an arbitration action under the HKIAC rules in Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre for a project in Macau against the employer for breach of the relevant construction contracts involving a sum over HK$100 million.
  • Acting for a China’s State-Owned Enterprise in the Hong Kong Court of First Instance against the enforcement of an arbitration award.
  • Acting for a French luxury fashion brand against its joint venture partner, a Chinese fashion company, in an arbitration action in Hong Kong for breach of the Joint Venture Agreement.
  • Acting for a Hong Kong listed company against its former directors for various actions, including breach of fiduciary duties and misappropriation of company’s assets, in Hong Kong and in British Virgin Islands.
  • Acting for a Hong Kong listed company against a BVI company in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of British Virgin Islands for leave to commence multi-derivative action in Hong Kong.
  • Acting for the Joint and Several liquidators of a Hong Kong company for claims against its former directors in the U.S. Courts.
  • Acting for a substantial shareholder of a Hong Kong listed company for leave to engage Queen’s Counsel from the United Kingdom to attend a hearing at the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal.
  • Acting for the former directors of a Hong Kong company in liquidation against the liquidators’ claims for misfeasance and unfair preference claims in Hong Kong Court involving HK$300 million.
  • Acting for a Hong Kong securities broker in defending a claim for mishandling client’s shares in their accounts in the amount of over HK$100 million.
  • Acting for over three thousands beneficiaries in various legal actions in the Hong Kong Court of First Instance against numbers of trustees for breach of trustees’ duties and obligations.
  • Acting for directors of listed companies against claims pursued by SFC and HKMA.
  • Acting for an international investor against an Australian international fund house for non-payment of dividend and breach of the Subscription Agreement.
  • Acting for a Hong Kong based money lender against four Judgment Debtors for examination of debtors hearing and application for contempt of court and against a third party for knowing assist.
  • Acting for a Hong Kong listed company against three Philippine companies for their defaults in respect of various loan facilities.
  • Acting for a controlling shareholder of a Hong Kong listed company against a UK prime broker for mishandling the pledged shares without consent.
  • Acting for a Hong Kong listed company against a statutory derivative action for the alleged misconducts committed by the company.